In my quest to find good pants patterns for chubby babies in large cloth diapers, I made O another pair of pants. These pants started life as women’s pants, picked up at the thrift store to repurpose. They have a bit of stretch to them and I liked the color. I used them to cut out some pants for E from the Sew Chic Kids book, completely forgetting to add seam allowances. I was able to recut them for O by using a shortened MADE kids pants with the addition of the back panel from the fancy pants leggings.
Then I added a waistband and cuffed the ends as they were super long. They are huge and comfortable and I’m imagining many months of wear for these pants.
Now that spring has arrived O is out and about in the grass, wood chips, and dirt more. So I thought it was time to make him some shoes. These are the Cameron baby sneakers in essex yarn dyed linen and echino helicopters (I bought it locally but found a listing here). I made a size 3 based on O’s foot measurements and the hope that too small might be better than too big for someone who always kicks off his socks.
These stay on better than I’d expected and I love the snaps. Next time I might use a bigger size but add some elastic to the back. I’ll also do a better job transferring all the markings. I had some headaches and off-kilter straps that I probably could have avoided.
O enjoys chewing on them whenever possible.